Pittsburgh Pirates: Four Players Who Won't Return in 2024

These four players may be in the majors in 2024, but it won't be with the Pittsburgh Pirates
Aug 30, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Vinny Capra (71) bats
Aug 30, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Vinny Capra (71) bats / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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These four players will almost assuredly be removed from the Pittsburgh Pirates 40-man roster this offseason

With the 2023 season now completely in the rearview mirror for the Pittsburgh Pirates, attention turns toward the upcoming offseason. During each offseason, every 40-man roster across baseball see changes.

This leads to the question - what changes could the Pirate 40-man roster see this offseason?

Between offseason additions and needing to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft, players come off the 40-man roster early and often throughout the offseason. Sometimes pending free agents can make this easy. For the Pirates, however, this is not the case. Andrew McCutchen, Jarlín García, and Vince Velasquez are all set to become free agents, but due to being on the 60-day injured list none of them are currently on the 40-man roster.

So, which players are going to see their roster spots be in danger? Well, these four players are likely close to being locks to come off the roster and could be the first four to go.